A 4-day intensive workshop for rediscovering and revamping gospel music roots through vibrant traditional songs, freedom stories, and movement.

We will be led by singer/director/composer Lonnie Norwood from Chicago. Lonnie brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and passion to his work and imbues his teaching with a deep sense of shared humanity, connection and respect.

Over the course of the workshop we will dig deep into the cultural context, language, movement and technique of gospel singing.


Some areas that we will explore will be

  • Vocal warm-ups for the Gospel Singer
  • Move 'n' Groove
  • Singer Improv Cypher
  • Director-to-Choir Improv
  • Community Choir All-Sing
  • History and Humanity Discussions
  • Developing repertoire over the four days!

We will be accompanied by the fabulous Michael Creber and ALL ARE WELCOME!!

When:Thursday Aug 1st-Sunday Aug 4th 2024

  • Thursday Aug 1st - 7-9
  • Friday Aug 2nd - 7-9
  • Saturday Aug 3rd  10-12:30 and 1:30-3:30
  • Sunday Aug 4th 1:00-3:30
  • Sunday Aug 4th - Song Share at 4:30 pm

Where: St Mary's Kerrisdale Church - 2490 West 37th Ave Vancouver BC

How much: - Sliding Scale - $275-$325

**Bursaries are available - please email karla@songroots.ca

Who: Lonnie Norwood, Michael Creber and a whole community of singers (including YOU!)

To read all about Lonnie go HERE

To read all about Michael go HERE